Adept Technology Announces Packaging Partnership

Adept Technology Announces Preferred Primary and Secondary
Food Packaging Partnership with Harpak-ULMA

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adept Technology,
Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots,
autonomous mobile solutions and services, today announced a partnership
agreement with Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC, an innovative packaging
equipment and systems integrator, naming Harpak-ULMA a primary and
secondary food packaging partner.

Selected for their advanced technical capabilities and knowledge base,
Adept’s preferred food packaging partners define, configure, and
deliver fully integrated solutions using Adept robots, software, and
grippers to increase speed and efficiency on food processing lines.

“Automated primary food packaging necessitates use of equipment that
meets stringent requirements in every aspect, from gentle material
handling at high speeds to compliance with strict sanitation
requirements,” said Charles Harlfinger, Harpak-ULMA CEO. “We recognize
Adept’s strength in providing inventive, dependable automation products
that meet these demands. We believe Adept’s capabilities fit well with
our goal of delivering to our customers the most effective, fully
integrated food packaging solutions available.”

“Adept welcomes Harpak-ULMA as a new primary and secondary food
packaging partner,” said Merrill Apter, Adept vice president of North
America sales. “From our ‘SoftPIC’ silicone food grippers to our
USDA-accepted parallel robot system, Adept provides a set of
food-focused tools that are ideal for challenging, high-throughput
applications and adaptable to flexible production requirements. We
thank Harpak-ULMA for their support in the USDA qualification of the
‘Quattro’ robot. We look forward to working with them now as a
preferred partner to enable state-of-the-art automated packaging
systems that enhance food processors’ efficiency and yields.”

Adept has developed a host of hardware and software products for use in
a food packaging environment. The company’s “Quattro s650HS” is the
only high-speed parallel robot to receive USDA acceptance for meat and
poultry processing. This Quattro robot is IP qualified (IP-66
protection for the robot, IP-67 protection for the platform).
Additionally, Adept’s “SoftPIC” grippers and graspers enable fast,
gentle handling of non-rigid, wet, and irregularly shaped food
products–tasks that were previously possible only with manual

About Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC

Harpak-ULMA Packaging is a leader in completely automated packaging
solutions to the food, medical device, personal care and industrial
industries. For over 20 years Harpak-ULMA has worked closely with their
customers to engineer superior, intelligent primary and secondary
solutions. The company is committed to assist the customer in becoming
more competitive by becoming more efficient. Their successful installed
base speaks for itself. Harpak-ULMA is equipped to handle the most
complicated automation requirements in the field today and their access
to global solutions makes Harpak-ULMA a forerunner in packaging
technologies today. Harpak-ULMA specializes in fully automated
packaging lines, tray sealing, flow wrap, skin packaging,
thermoforming, facilities packaging automation, cartoning, case
packing, and so much more. Their depth of experience in creating and
developing complete systems is far beyond any others in the industry.
For more information about Harpak-ULMA, visit

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous
mobile solutions and services that enable customers to achieve
precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling,
packaging, testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive
portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application
development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability
robot mechanisms with autonomous capabilities, Adept provides
specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to
high-growth markets including medical, electronics, food and
semiconductor; as well as to traditional industrial markets including
machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is
available at

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